Giants are moving into Scotland
Giants move in to the Granite City
The big guns are lining up to serve the North Sea and surrounding fields.
The Aberdeen market is key for maritime, shipping and offshore oil and gas activities in the North Sea and surrounding areas. So much so that several satellite communications giants recently made a move to the region ~ including Emerging Markets Communications ( EMC), and ITC Global. EMC will support i ts maritime, oil and gas operations i n the North Sea and throughout Europe from a new office in Westhill, Aberdeenshire. This is also in in close proximity to EMC’s R& D function in Norway. “Our i nvestment i n the Aberdeen l ocation better positions EMC to deliver and respond to customers requiring satellite communications i n the North Sea,” said says Blake McLane, President and chief marketing officer, EMC. “Customers i n maritime and oil and gas segments are demanding more reliability and faster deployments of VSAT services. Our in- country i nventory and proximity to the North Sea enables us to meet the highest SLAs for these requirements through our new l ocation.” EMC also recently confirmed supplier status for Achilles' First Point Assessment ( FPAL). FPAL is a community used by major oil & gas companies ~ a well as buyers in Europe to identify, pre- qualify and assess suppliers for various operational projects and opportunities. Having an Achilles FPAL supplier license allows EMC to improve efficiencies i n the business process. Over 2,000 i ndividual buyers are actively engaged, making i t easier to identify new customer opportunities as well as measure business performance against other competitors and submitted proposals. " FPAL will be a great tool to strategically build our European customer base, especially with our recent expansion of an Aberdeen office," said John Seaton, EMC's head of the Aberdeen office location. " This membership does more than just get the EMC brand name out; i t drastically simplifies the process of finding the most appropriate match for our services among potential customers i n the oil & gas business. This is instrumental in monitoring our success i n this market and developing our business strategy for growth." Earlier this year, ITC Global also took up residence in the city. The provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments took on new office space that will initially be composed of sales and engineering resources, with near term additions of technical support, and a service depot for systems operating i n the North Sea.
Aberdeen is known as the Granite City and is Europe’s oil hub. I t is so- called because nearly all of its buildings are made of the pale granite that is quarried nearby. Most of the granite was extracted from Rubislaw Quarry, at Hill of Rubislaw, which at one time was the largest manmade hole in Europe. The quarry has been closed since 1972 and is now full of water. Source: Aberdeen Today